Norway’s “tax list” is now released

What the public tax information does and doesn’t tell you THE LOCAL Dec. 8 was “tax day” in Norway—the day when everyone’s tax returns became open for everyone else to see, whether they’re a billionaire, a celebrity, or even the prime minister. In a practice that might seem outlandish in other countries, Norway publishes the tax records of every individual in the country every year. Norway has long published tax returns, and since 2001, the information has been available as an online database on the website of the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten). This year’s publication has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic; it is usually re
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